Posts from 2015

Seasons Greetings! Broughton lights switch-on

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone from Sutton Baptists and St Marys who braved the cold and the pedestrians to come and sing Christmas Carols at the Broughton light switch-on this year, and also to the band Argento Brass  for providing us with the excellent music. It really adds to the atmosphere of the event…

Anniversary of oldest Baptist church in Leicestershire

Out from the Elms – the church’s early history

Following Graham’s article about the church’s Year of years… here’s an extract from the SUTTON-in-the-ELMS BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY giving the link to 1650 – 365 years ago. It is recorded that, in 1088, there was in Sutton a wood 120 perches long, and 80 broad. With an abundance of elm trees, it would appear the…

Anniversary of oldest Baptist church in Leicestershire

Out from the Elms – 365 years on

This coming weekend sees 365 years since the Baptist believers meeting at Sutton in the Elms became established as a Church congregation. In the mid sixteen-hundreds persecution by the Established Church meant that worshippers could not have a building, but met in the seclusion of the Elms woodland. Today the premises have developed from very…

Harvest at Sutton – Sunday 11th October

A quick look at the leaves on the trees or the fruit fallen to the lawn will tell you it is Autumn and harvest season. Farmers have already brought in most of the crops, but this is the traditional time of year for church harvest festivals. In North America they have their Thanksgiving festivals where…

Fun Week 2015 report and pictures

Fun week this year was “fantastic”.  Over 100 children attended and we had lots of support. The theme was… well look at the pictures. We enjoyed the drama, learnt the theme song, painted, glued, glittered, sewed, played games, and looked for treasure arrr! A big thank you to everyone who helped in anyway to ensure the…

Broughton Astley

Angels & Monsters big toddle report

On Thursday 18th June our Angels and Monsters took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle to help raise funds for disadvantaged children. The area next to the church was decorated with pirate bunting and flags and an assault course was set out for the children to get rid of some of their energy! The children…